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America’s Parable: Octavia Butler Tried to Warn Us

Economic instability, climate change, and White Christian fascism made a maelstrom

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Twenty-eight years ago, famed science-fiction author Octavia Butler published her apocalyptically prescient bestselling novel Parable of the Sower, which illustrated what America would look like when climate change, economic instability, and…

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